Central Banking
Advisor Of The Year

SkySparc recognised as leading consultancy

Why SkySparc’s expertise is valued by central banks

As the world’s leading independent provider of solutions for Wallstreet Suite users, SkySparc is dedicated to supporting the needs of central banks and government institutions.

For the more than a decade, we have worked as a trusted partner with central banks and government institutions on multiple complex projects, using our deep knowledge of the Wallstreet Suite to help clients large and small to achieve greater automation, transparency and flexibility.

Our commitment to meeting the evolving requirements of central banks and government institutions is reflected in the scale and reach of our services, the experience and expertise of our staff, and our continuous investment in proprietary methodologies and technologies.

To help central banks and government institutions configure, test and optimize their treasury, risk and portfolio management systems environment, SkySparc deploys robust, scalable and proven techniques across its three core services: consulting, OmniFi and outsourced support.

"It has proven instrumental in helping to tackle growing volumes of securities transactions and cashflows, a major issue for many central banks in Europe currently. SkySparc was praised by central banks for its methodological approach and ability to focus quickly on key issues."

Central banking publication

How SkySparc works with central banking clients

SkySparc helps central banks and government institutions to meet new requirements and challenges, while ensuring system reliability and performance, across the full range of functionality:

  • Portfolio / reserve management
  • Funding and debt management
  • Credit / counterparty risk management
  • Accounting
  • Reporting

For central banks, maintaining overall stability is critical, demanding complete reliability and peak performance of their financial systems. At the same time, keeping abreast of markets means that many central banks are engaged in major change management programs, from upgrades and management of ongoing systems enhancements to systems integration, ‘future-proofing’ and enhanced management reporting. The evolving requirements of central banks and government institutions are reflected in recent assignments:

  • Strategic data management / business intelligence projects
  • Risk management reporting automation
  • Availability of mission-critical systems via failover solution
  • Advisory services on adoption of accounting / messaging standards
  • Flexible outsourced support services
  • Upgrades using testing framework and methodologies, supported by OmniFi and our huge library of test cases
  • Structured quality assurance approach to system deployment, interfacing and configuration
  • Performance analysis and fine-tuning

SkySparc works closely with central banking clients, advising them on planning, managing and executing projects, deploying our expert consultants on and offsite as required. Whether delivering standalone projects or integrating with internal staff, for short-term projects or longer term support arrangements, SkySparc staff combine flexibility and dedication with best practice methodologies built on prior experience with central banking clients.

In every project, SkySparc’s in-depth treasury, risk and portfolio management system understanding is critical to formulating and implementing deliverables and solutions that meet central banking client requirements. SkySparc also leverages its OmniFi accelerator as part of innovative, automated solutions for advanced management reporting, testing, systems integration and reconciliation.

"SkySparc consultants were very proactive and focused on problem solving. They communicated transparently, which really helped us making decisions on how to deal with problems."

Nente Ravestein, Migration Manager, Netherlands Central Bank (DNB)

DNB Complex Reporting – Case Study

Central bank news

9 Nov 2016

For the third consecutive time, SkySparc has been selected to provide comprehensive consultancy services to the European Central Bank (ECB), extending its role in maintaining the bank’s treasury management system by four years.

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25 Oct 2016

A long-term central banking client and OmniFi user will upgrade to use the latest version of OmniFi, which includes enhanced automated and user-friendly testing capabilities. The bank, which uses OmniFi for risk reporting and feeding its data warehouse, will also attend training on OmniFi’s new testing module.

5 Oct 2016

New case study: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation develops regular upgrade methodology with support from SkySparc.

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29 Jun 2016

New case study: Central bank bolsters back-up capabilities, operational stability with expert third-party support.

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1 Jun 2016

SkySparc’s new version of OmniFi eases upgrades through enhanced testing capabilities.

Press release

6 Apr 2016

New case study: A Euro-zone Central Bank leverages long-term SkySparc partnership to support portfolio management system upgrade - High levels of UAT automation achieved, migration process streamlined.

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4 Apr 2016

We are pleased to announce that OmniFi now includes the ability to password protect email attachments sent via OmniFi's web portal making it compliant with the latest security requirements and enabling clients to efficiently distribute sensitive financial information to external counterparties.

25 Mar 2016

We were honored to host 100+ representatives from more than 40% of the organizations using Wallstreet Suite during our 4th Annual SkySparc Global Client Forum.

25 Feb 2016

We are pleased to announce that yet another central bank has chosen OmniFi, the de facto standard for Central Bank reporting. OmniFi will be used to automate and customize management reports and SkySparc will assist in adopting a best-practice central bank reporting process.

Value delivered to central banking clients

Use of OmniFi reduces operational risk and increases productivity

Central bank’s risk department delivers flexible, higher quality reports through automation. Read more

Data warehouse enabled by OmniFi

SkySparc configured its OmniFi accelerator to help De Nederlandsche Bank overcome processing delays and tight time constraints to successfully implement a flexible data warehouse, thus enhancing reporting and analysis. Read more

Back-up facility meets deadline via outsourced support

SkySparc deployed onsite and offsite support to ensure the Central Bank of Azerbaijan implemented the first phase of its failover program on time and on budget. Read more

Automated testing delivers low-risk upgrade

A Euro-zone central bank achieved fast, efficient and secure testing for its upgrade to version 7.4 , through SkySparc’s use of OmniFi to create highly automated processes that minimized risk and internal workload by spreading tasks. Read more

Benchmarking measures performance and tests future resilience

We advised one of the world’s largest central banks on proactively improving the performance of its reserve management system to ensure future stability and resilience. Read more

"SkySparc’s consultants worked very methodically. Initially they spent quite a few days in workshops, talking to users in order to collect information about perceived bottlenecks in the system. Their approach always cut straight to the core of the issue and whenever they made a change, they were clear what they wanted to achieve."

Client Director closely involved in the project

Quality upgrade assured

SkySparc provided comprehensive third party quality assurance services to a leading EURO central bank during their 7.4 upgrade project. The requirement included a solution for thorough and effective testing of all migrated data. Read more

Complex reporting automated

SkySparc delivered faster, more responsive reporting for a major EURO central bank using OmniFi. Read more

Improved quality of automated upgrade testing

Thorough test packages have reduced risk and upgrade time for central banks. Read more

v7.4 upgrade assistance

We supported a major central bank in Europe during a large release upgrade project. SkySparc provided technical and functional assistance for the project and our responsibilities ranged across CSD migration to accounting configuration and test management.

Data warehouse project

A large EURO central bank selected OmniFi for their Data warehouse project. SkySparc helps the client make use of OmniFi’s interface capabilities to extract data from numerous different sources within Wallstreet Suite and prepare it for import to the target system.

Reserve management reporting

SkySparc is helping a central bank in Central Europe to implement automated reports in OmniFi v5.1 using the new web platform and scheduler for report distribution. The reports contain complex checks of risk related data and also provide executive summaries on different aggregation levels and for different time horizons.